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Originally published September 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM | Page modified September 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

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Seattle former Army captain to receive Medal of Honor

A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 will add the Medal of Honor to his list of military decorations.

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WASHINGTON —

A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 will add the Medal of Honor to his list of military decorations.

The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the nation's highest military honor on William D. Swenson at the White House on Oct. 15.

A statement says Swenson is being recognized for courageous actions while he was an embedded trainer and mentor with the Afghan National Security Forces in Kunar Province in northeastern Afghanistan on Sept. 8, 2009.

Swenson retired from the military on Feb. 1, 2011. He has a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal and lives in Seattle.

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